December 2010

NSW petrol retailer fined for underpaying workers more than $500,000
24 Dec 2010
The operator of a Sydney-based petrol retailer who was centrally involved in underpaying his staff more than $500,000 has been fined a total of $82,100.
Reminder to employers of changes to unfair dismissal laws from January 1
22 Dec 2010
From January 1, there is a change in the way a small business is defined for the purposes of Federal unfair dismissal laws.
Workers in Melbourne’s west back-paid $145,000 after regulator intervenes
22 Dec 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recently recovered more than $145,000 for a number of workers in Melbourne’s western suburbs.
Regulator recovers $156,000 for underpaid workers in Melbourne’s northern suburbs
21 Dec 2010
A number of workers in Melbourne’s northern suburbs have been back-paid $156,200 as a result of recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Workers in Melbourne’s CBD and inner suburbs back-paid almost $260,000
20 Dec 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recently recovered $254,000 in back-pay for a number of workers in Melbourne’s CBD and inner suburbs.
$11,000 recovered for Murray Downs and Deniliquin workers
16 Dec 2010
Two workers at Murray Downs and Deniliquin in NSW have been reimbursed more than $11,000 after recent investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
Nowra workers back-paid more than $15,000
16 Dec 2010
Two workers on the South Coast of NSW have been reimbursed $15,100 after the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
Eyre Peninsula worker back-paid $7800
15 Dec 2010
An office manager on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula has been back-paid $7800 after intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Almost $40,000 recovered for Ipswich workers
14 Dec 2010
A number of workers at Ipswich in South-East Queensland have been back-paid $39,600 following recent investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Two underpaid Pilbara workers reimbursed $16,400 after regulator intervenes
13 Dec 2010
Two workers in Western Australia’s Pilbara region have been back-paid $16,400 after the Fair Work Ombudsman intervened.
Almost $200,000 recovered for underpaid workers in Sydney’s north and north-west
10 Dec 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recently recovered $196,800 for underpaid workers in Sydney’s north and north-western suburbs.
Frankston business operators fined for breaching young workers’ rights
10 Dec 2010
The owner-operators of two Frankston tiling businesses who underpaid 11 employees and dismissed an apprentice after he queried his pay have been fined $18,480.
$234,000 recovered for underpaid workers in Sydney’s south and south western suburbs
9 Dec 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recently recovered $234,000 back-pay for workers in Sydney’s south and south-western suburbs.
Tasmanian employers focus of new campaign
7 Dec 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will audit another 100 businesses throughout Tasmania as part of a new education and compliance campaign.
WA’s Rottnest Island focus of new campaign
7 Dec 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman is stepping up scrutiny of employers on Rottnest Island to ensure young workers are receiving their full entitlements.
$50,000 back-pay for Geelong workers
6 Dec 2010
A number of workers in the Geelong region are being reimbursed about $50,000 after recent investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Bendigo transport company fined $60,200 for underpaying casual truck driver
4 Dec 2010
A Bendigo transport company with a history of underpaying its employees has been fined a total of $60 200 following a prosecution by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Alice Springs and Katherine hospitality employers focus of new campaign
3 Dec 2010
Hospitality employers in Alice Springs and Katherine are the latest focus of the Fair Work Ombudsman in the Northern Territory.
$190,000 recovered for underpaid workers in Melbourne’s south and south-eastern suburbs
2 Dec 2010
Workers in Melbourne’s south and south-eastern suburbs have been back-paid more than $190,000 as a result of recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman. 
Fitzroy café fined $120,800 for underpaying two casual kitchen staff
2 Dec 2010
The operators of a Fitzroy café have been fined a total of $120,800 for underpaying two kitchen hands following a prosecution by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
More than $180,000 recovered for underpaid workers in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs
1 Dec 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recently recovered $183,000 in back-pay for a number of workers in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.

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